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    i think i broke my brooks saddle

    I lowered the seat all the way to let a shorter freind ride my bike, the seat post was as low as it could go touching the bottom of the frame. anyways after i highered the seat again it seams as if there was extra pressure that cause the seat to bend. it feels extra soft and squishy at the rear, and is not as flat as it was before.


    Anyone know of a way to fix this?

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    Honestly I think it's all in your head. Sometimes when we adjust something and change it back again we notice things that we didn't notice before. I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you.

    I also see no way that you could harm the saddle as you describe, short of ripping the leather or pulling the rivets out, which of course you'd have noticed straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Honestly I think it's all in your head. Sometimes when we adjust something and change it back again we notice things that we didn't notice before. I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you.

    I also see no way that you could harm the saddle as you describe, short of ripping the leather or pulling the rivets out, which of course you'd have noticed straight away.
    maybe your right i hope so,

    I have just over 600 miles on my champion flyer, and it definitely felt very weird and bent.

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    What Ziem said.

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    I think that, when you highered it, you didn't put it back exactly as it was before you lowered it, so it feels different now. Play with the height a little till you get the sweet spot back.

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    Sometimes after you higher a seat this will happen.....maybe something to do with your friend squishing against the back of it.
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    It helps if you mark the seat post with an indelible marker before lowering the seat. That way when you higher it, you can get it back to the same position.

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    If the leather is taut and the metal frame appears in one piece, you may just need to raise it to the proper height again. Unless your friend was extremely heavy and left it in the rain, it's not likely that anything would happen just by lowering the seat to the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viros20 View Post
    s after i highered the seat
    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterRun View Post
    That way when you higher it,
    This may sound a bit snarky, and for that I apologize, but it's driving me up a wall.
    high (h)
    adj. high·er, high·est
    1.
    a. Having a relatively great elevation; extending far upward: a high mountain; a high tower.
    b. Extending a specified distance upward: a cabinet ten feet high.
    2. Far or farther from a reference point: was too high in the offensive zone to take a shot.
    3.
    a. Being at or near the peak or culminating stage: the high tourist season; high summer.
    b. Advanced in development or complexity: high forms of animal life; higher mathematics.
    c. Far removed in time; remote: high antiquity.
    4.
    a. Slightly spoiled or tainted; gamy. Used of meat.
    b. Having a bad smell; malodorous.
    5.
    a. Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second: the high tones of a flute.
    b. Raised in pitch; not soft or hushed: a high voice.
    6. Situated relatively far from the equator: a high latitude.
    7.
    a. Of great importance: set a high priority on funding the housing program.
    b. Eminent in rank or status: a high official.
    c. Serious; grave: high crimes and misdemeanors.
    d. Constituting a climax; crucial: The chase scene is the high point of the film.
    e. Characterized by lofty or stirring events or themes: high adventure; high drama.
    8. Lofty or exalted in quality or character: a person of high morals.
    9.
    a. Greater than usual or expected, as in quantity, magnitude, cost, or degree: "A high price has to be paid for the happy marriage with the four healthy children" Doris Lessing.
    b. Favorable: He has a high opinion of himself.
    10. Of great force or violence: high winds.
    11.
    a. Indicating excitement or euphoria: high spirits.
    b. Slang Intoxicated by or as if by alcohol or a drug, such as cocaine or marijuana.
    12. Luxurious; extravagant: high living.
    13. Linguistics Of or relating to vowels produced with part of the tongue close to the palate, as in the vowel of tree.
    14. Of, relating to, or being the gear configuration or setting, as in an automotive transmission, that produces the greatest vehicular speed with respect to engine speed.
    adv. higher, highest
    1. At, in, or to a lofty position, level, or degree: saw a plane high in the sky; prices that had gone too high.
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    1. A lofty place or region.
    2. A high level or degree: Summer temperatures reached an all-time high.
    3. The high gear configuration of a transmission.
    4. A center of high atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
    5. Slang An intoxicated or euphoric condition induced by or as if by a drug.
    As I suspected, "higher" isn't a verb and doesn't have a past tense.

    As for the saddle in question you're going to have to mess with the positioning a bit. Beyond that Artkansas is completely correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    As I suspected, "higher" isn't a verb and doesn't have a past tense.
    That's why three of us used it that way after the OP did.

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    you let someone ride your bike ? and you adjusted your seat for them ?

    are you out of your mind ?!
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    Can you post a pitcher of the seat?

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    ok guys i dont think i explained myself well enough. I know how high my seat should be and i do have it marked on the seat tube. my bike has long seat tube that will touch the frame on the inside, so if the tube is all the way in on a solid surface like the bike frame i think it will cause the seat damage. i know im not crazy the damn seat feels like its sunk in middle.

    I sat on the seat with the seat tube all the way in and could practically feel the thing bending.

    ill post a pitcher of the seat later tonight when im home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    This may sound a bit snarky, and for that I apologize, but it's driving me up a wall.


    As I suspected, "higher" isn't a verb and doesn't have a past tense.

    As for the saddle in question you're going to have to mess with the positioning a bit. Beyond that Artkansas is completely correct.


    if higher doesnt have a past tense how do you explain hired??

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    Quote Originally Posted by viros20 View Post
    if higher doesnt have a past tense how do you explain hired??

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    It's a long shot, but... You might peek under the nose and see where the tension adjustment nut is. If you can turn it with your fingers, it's loose. My B67 wound up completely loose after only a couple hundred miles.
    Even if it's tight, I'd recommend applying some loctite just to make absolutely sure it'll stay that way. It probably won't ever work loose, (haven't heard of anyone else with this problem) but if it does it's a hassle to get it tensioned just right again.

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    It's okay, Raiyn. We know you need to expandicate your vocabulitude. We're only trying to assistify.

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    It is possible that the saddle is not in the same tipped position. Try adjusting the tippiness.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divergence View Post
    It's okay, Raiyn. We know you need to expandicate your vocabulitude. We're only trying to assistify.
    This is turning very rapidly in to a bad episode of Squidbillies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    It is possible that the saddle is not in the same tipped position. Try adjusting the tippiness.
    Definitely check the tiltitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viros20 View Post
    if higher doesnt have a past tense how do you explain hired??
    Hired is the past tense of hire, not high.
    Raised is the word you are looking for. For example, I raised my saddle and now it feels strange.

    Are you a native English speaker?

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    Well I'm a native English speaker, and a product of American public schools. You don't want to get into a argument about grammar with me buddy boy, you would loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
    Well I'm a native English speaker, and a product of American public schools. You don't want to get into a argument about grammar with me buddy boy, you would loose.
    Who said anything about arguing? I'm trying to help out the poor guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    Who said anything about arguing? I'm trying to help out the poor guy.


    I think this thread is missing a few of these:


    Feel free to take one, as needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    This is turning very rapidly in to a bad episode of Squidbillies.
    Most people will disagree with me, but thats one of the best shows on Adult Swim.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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